The Proper Handling of Amalgam and its wastes: Complying with the New EPA Rules


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Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker: Dr. Alfred L. Frost III Non-Member:  $70 Credit Hours:  1.0 Subject Code: 550 – Practice Management *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put in place regulations regarding the handling of amalgam and the wastes generated by its placement or removal. This presentation will discuss the background of the problem and why these regulations now exist, affecting the vast majority of dentists, regardless of their practice setting. Participants will learn who must comply as well as what is required by dentists and practices to come into full compliance. Deadlines for taking action will be addressed. All documentation requirements, including submission contents, deadlines and agencies to which submission is required, will be covered in detail. As this is not merely an issue solved by a one-time equipment purchase, but rather an ongoing issue involving an educational component, what to look for in a vendor will be addressed. Necessary equipment and costs will be detailed so that the clinician can make informed and educated choices on what is best for his or her practice.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the public health issues associated with mercury.
  • Understand the environmental regulations in place to control the release of mercury and how these regulations will impact dentists, including the associated costs of compliance.
  • Learn what is required of each practice for the use of amalgam, including the storage, transfer and disposal/recycling of amalgam wastes as well as documentation requirements, in order to comply with current regulations and mitigate potential liability.

Alfred L. Frost III, MS, DDS, EMBA, received an MS in epidemiology and public health from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and a DDS from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Dentistry. He has also received an EMBA. He completed residency and fellowship training programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Eastman Dental Center and the Genesee Hospital. Frost has authored numerous articles and books and lectured and consulted on regulatory topics affecting the dental profession. For the past 15 years, he has served as the vice president for clinical and scientific affairs at Dental Recycling North America Inc., where he also serves as the director of continuing dental education.

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Sponsored by Dental Recycling of North America

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Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until review/expiration

Original Release Date

January 30, 2020

Expiration Date

January 29, 2023